Australian supers push for collateral posting rules revamp

Aussie super funds face higher dealer charges because of collateral rules

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Australian super funds hampered by collateral restrictions

With Australia due to implement rules for mandatory central clearing at some point next year, pressure is mounting to amend a law that prevents superannuation funds from using their own assets to post collateral against over-the-counter derivatives trades.

Australian super funds, which have combined assets under management of A$2 trillion ($1.4 trillion), are significant players in the OTC derivatives market largely because of their foreign currency hedging needs, although there is no exact data

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